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The 'Paul is dead' myth
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I was going to say as much. There's a little-known story about a girl whom Paul allegedly got pregnant in the early 60s, and was paid by NEMS to keep quiet. Here's the entry from The Beatles Diary by Barry Miles (a friend of Paul's and his biographer), about 10 July 1964, the Liverpool premiere of A Hard Day's Night:

The only sour note to the day came from the uncle of Anita Cochrane, who plastered Liverpool with 30,000 leaflets recounting his niece's affair with Paul and its outcome. Anita, an 18-year-old Beatles fan, discovered that she was pregnant after partying with Paul at Stuart Sutcliffe's flat in Gambler Terrace. Unable to contact him by registered letters and telegrams, she eventually retained a lawyer who threatened legal action. Allegedly, it was only then that NEMS responded, offering her £5 a week maintenance. Brian Epstein is said to have intervened personally and offered £5,000 in exchange for renouncing all claims on Paul (published figures vary depending on source). The agreement said that Anita must never bring Paul to court or say or imply that he was the father of her child, Philip Paul Cochrane, nor must she ever reveal the terms of the agreement. All seemed to be well until today's civic reception for The Beatles when her outraged uncle intervened.

I think it was not uncommon for Epstein to have to do step in for some damage limitation while The Beatles were on tour. Those boys put it around quite a bit, and girls are said to have fallen pregnant on a number of occasions. Keeping it quiet would never be an option these days, with the mass media, tabloid press and rolling news channels.

There's a book idea in there somewhere. "The Lost Children of The Beatles"?

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He's now said to be known as Philip Howarth: http://findarticles.com/p/news.....ntent;col1

Interesting interview/article here: http://sentstarr.tripod.com/be.....anita.html

More: http://sentstarr.tripod.com/be...../girl.html

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I noticed another PID reference in Come Together. The part where John says "one and one and one is three" might be a reference to Paul missing. Also, the part where he says "So good looking because he's so hard to see" or something like that, can't remember.

Note by Ahhh Girl: posts 31-42 were a separate thread and were merged into this one on 4 May 2014.

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MrBig said:

I noticed another PID reference in Come Together. The part where John says "one and one and one is three" might be a reference to Paul missing. Also, the part where he says "So good looking because he's so hard to see" or something like that, can't remember.


 

Those are references to John not showing up to the studio near the end, as in he didn't care much about music, and he was kind of annoying the other bands members. "One and one and one is three", John isn't there, and "...he's so hard to see", they can't see him, he's not there. Each verse has to do with a beatles member.

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At the end of Strawberry Fields Forever John says "Cranberry Sauce"... He makes it sound like he is saying "I burried Paul". But im sure everyone knew of this already.a-hard-days-night-john-3

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kingjjj8 said:

At the end of Strawberry Fields Forever John says "Cranberry Sauce"... He makes it sound like he is saying "I burried Paul". But im sure everyone knew of this already.a-hard-days-night-john-3


Yeah, we did. But don't worry, I thought nobody on this forum knew who George Harrison is...
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George Harrison... ?

 

Never heard of him.

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".
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